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  Dickson Mounds Celebrates 33rd Annual Open House   

Dickson Mounds Celebrates 33rd Annual Open House

  • Location: ISM Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewistown
  • Date: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum invites you to attend the annual Open House on Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  At 3:00 p.m., Museum Director Dr. Michael Wiant will outline plans for new exhibits and research in a Museum auditorium presentation.  Museum staff will be available throughout the building, including “behind-the-scenes” in the collections and the archaeology laboratory, to talk about recent findings, accomplishments, and plans for future projects.  Among exciting developments are discoveries made during the Morton site excavation and research on the Dickson Mounds cemetery.  The day’s activities will highlight plans for new additions to the Museum’s Discovery Center, as well as plans for a new exhibit that will feature the Emiquon Partnership, nature and will incorporate animal mounts and provide a more complete story of Native American history in the Illinois River Valley. There will also be “hands-on” educational activities for all ages in the Discovery Center.  Light refreshments will be available throughout the day. Admission is free. 

The Illinois State Museum - Dickson Mounds is located between Lewistown and Havana off Illinois Routes 78 and 97.  The museum is open free to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day.  Tours and special programs are available for groups with reservations.  For more information call 309.547.3721 or TTY 217.782.9175 or visit the museum's web site at  Also *Like* “Illinois State Museum – Dickson Mounds” on Facebook.

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